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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't seem to recognize my DVD player but when I check status in terminal it comes up with this -

       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVDRAM GSA-T20L
       vendor: HL-DT-ST
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: NC08
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc

It will happily read data discs however. I've done the usual Ubuntu restricted extras and libdvdcss2 and libnavread4 but still nothing.

Any ideas please.

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I have this issue. The DVD is being recognised, but as /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/dvd. You should still be able to use it. How are you trying to watch DVDs? With vlc, I have to press Ctrl+D then change the drop-down from /dev/dvd/ to /dev/cdrom/ and it works fine. –  Hugo Buff Mar 13 '14 at 13:51
Yes I've tried that but even in file manager the drive isnt listed. –  user257870 Mar 13 '14 at 13:54

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